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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
333 AM EDT Sun May 9 2021

GAZ006>009-013>016-021>025-027-032>039-043>051-053>062-066>076-
078>086-089>098-102>113-100015-
Fannin-Gilmer-Union-Towns-Pickens-Dawson-Lumpkin-White-Cherokee-
Forsyth-Hall-Banks-Jackson-Madison-Cobb-North Fulton-Gwinnett-
Barrow-Clarke-Oconee-Oglethorpe-Wilkes-Douglas-South Fulton-
DeKalb-Rockdale-Walton-Newton-Morgan-Greene-Taliaferro-Coweta-
Fayette-Clayton-Spalding-Henry-Butts-Jasper-Putnam-Hancock-Warren-
Troup-Meriwether-Pike-Upson-Lamar-Monroe-Jones-Baldwin-Washington-
Glascock-Jefferson-Harris-Talbot-Taylor-Crawford-Bibb-Twiggs-
Wilkinson-Johnson-Emanuel-Muscogee-Chattahoochee-Marion-Schley-
Macon-Peach-Houston-Bleckley-Laurens-Treutlen-Stewart-Webster-
Sumter-Dooly-Crisp-Pulaski-Wilcox-Dodge-Telfair-Wheeler-
Montgomery-Toombs-
333 AM EDT Sun May 9 2021

...HIGH FIRE DANGER CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING
FOR MUCH OF NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA DUE TO LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS...

Relative Humidities of 25 percent or less and southwest winds of
10 to 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph can be expected for 4 or more
hours this afternoon and early this evening mainly over areas
east of a Carrollton to Chatsworth line.

With dry fuels, high fire danger conditions can be expected.

Please refer to your local burn permitting authorities whether
you may burn outdoors. If you do burn outside, use extreme
caution.

As of May 1, an open burning ban is in effect through September
30 for 54 Georgia counties. Please refer to the Georgia EPD press
release issued April 22 for more information.

$$

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Columbia SC
408 AM EDT Sun May 9 2021

GAZ040-063>065-077-SCZ016-018-020>022-025>031-035-037-038-041-115-
116-135>137-092300-
Lincoln-McDuffie-Columbia-Richmond-Burke-Chesterfield-McCormick-
Newberry-Fairfield-Kershaw-Edgefield-Saluda-Lexington-Richland-
Lee-Aiken-Sumter-Barnwell-Calhoun-Clarendon-Bamberg-
Northern Lancaster-Southern Lancaster-Northwestern Orangeburg-
Central Orangeburg-Southeastern Orangeburg-
Including the cities of Lincolnton, Thomson, Martinez, Evans,
Augusta, Hephzibah, Waynesboro, Cheraw, Pageland, Mccormick,
Newberry, Winnsboro, Winnsboro Mills, Camden, Lugoff, Edgefield,
Johnston, Saluda, Ridge Spring, Seven Oaks, West Columbia, Cayce,
Lexington, Red Bank, Oak Grove, Columbia, Bishopville, Aiken,
North Augusta, Sumter, Barnwell, Williston, Blackville,
St. Matthews, Manning, Summerton, Bamberg, Denmark, Indian Land,
Lancaster, Elgin, Lancaster Mill, North, Orangeburg,
and Holly Hill
408 AM EDT Sun May 9 2021

...ELEVATED FIRE DANGER THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...

Elevated fire danger conditions will develop late this morning
and continue through early evening as high pressure keeps dry air
over the area. Minimum relative humidity values expected to drop
to around 25 percent with wind gusts around 25 mph. The
combination of the low relative humidity, gusty winds, and drying
fuels will lead to elevated fire danger conditions this afternoon
and evening.

Please refer to your local burn permitting authorities on whether
you can burn today. If you do burn, you are advised to use
extreme caution.

$$

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Charleston SC
325 AM EDT Sun May 9 2021

GAZ087-088-099>101-114>116-118-137-138-140-SCZ040-042>045-047-
091930-
Jenkins-Screven-Candler-Bulloch-Effingham-Tattnall-Evans-
Inland Bryan-Inland Chatham-Long-Inland Liberty-Inland McIntosh-
Allendale-Hampton-Inland Colleton-Dorchester-Inland Berkeley-
Inland Jasper-
Including the cities of Millen, Sylvania, Metter, Statesboro,
Rincon, Springfield, Reidsville, Claxton, Pembroke,
Richmond Hill, Garden City, Pooler, Savannah, Ludowici,
Hinesville, Fort Stewart, Townsend, Allendale, Hampton, Yemassee,
Walterboro, Saint George, Summerville, Goose Creek,
Moncks Corner, and Ridgeland
325 AM EDT Sun May 9 2021

...FIRE DANGER STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT UNTIL 6 PM EDT
THIS EVENING...

Relative humidity values are expected to drop into the 25 to 30
percent range across much of southeast South Carolina and
southeast Georgia this afternoon into the early evening. At the
same time south winds will increase to 15 to 20 mph, with gusts
around 25 mph.

The combination of the low relative humidity, the elevated winds,
and marginal fuel moisture will result in an increased fire
danger today across much of southeast South Carolina and southeast
Georgia.

This includes locations such as the Francis Marion National
Forest, the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge and Fort Stewart
areas. It also includes, but is not limited to communities in and
near Moncks Corner, Summerville, Walterboro, Statesboro and
Hinesville.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Please refer to your local burn permitting authorities on whether
you can burn. If you do, you are advised to use extreme caution.

&&

$$

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
314 AM EDT Sun May 9 2021

GAZ010-017-018-026-028-029-SCZ001>014-019-100000-
Rabun-Habersham-Stephens-Franklin-Hart-Elbert-Oconee Mountains-
Pickens Mountains-Greenville Mountains-Greater Oconee-
Greater Pickens-Greater Greenville-Spartanburg-Cherokee-York-
Anderson-Abbeville-Laurens-Union SC-Chester-Greenwood-
314 AM EDT Sun May 9 2021

...INCREASED FIRE DANGER FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH
THIS EVENING...

Gusty winds and low relative humidity will develop this afternoon
across the western Carolinas and northeast Georgia. With little
to no rainfall across the area the past several days, small fuels
and brush will remain very dry and easily combustible. All of
these conditions will lead to an increased risk of wildfires into
the evening hours.

Please refer to your local burn permitting authorities on whether
you can burn today. If you do burn, use extreme caution since
fires can quickly get out of hand under these conditions.

$$

Krentz

U.S. Dept. of Commerce
NOAA National Weather Service
1325 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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